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Anxiety and depression checklist (K10)

With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing symptoms of mental illness each year, it’s time that mental health stops being the elephant in the room. These Australians are our colleagues, friends and family. It’s time to start talking about mental health.

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How is the K10 scored?

The K10 uses a 5 value response option for each question – all of the time, most of the time, some of the time, a little of the time and none of the time which can be scored from 5 through to 1.

The maximum score is fifty indicating severe distress, the minimum score is ten indicating no distress.

Questions 3 and 6 are not asked if the preceding question was ‘none of the time’ in which case questions 3 and 6 would automatically receive a score of one.

For further information on the K10 please refer to or Andrews, G Slade, T. Interpreting score on the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10). Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health: 2001; 25:6: 494-497.

Anxiety and depression checklist (K10)

Select the option for each question that best reflects your thoughts, feelings and behaviour in the past 4 weeks. We’ll email you your confidential results.

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